BBC Performing Groups' Best Of 2016

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AO301BBC Singers, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra20161219

AO301BBC Singers, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra20161219

Verity Sharp presents the BBC Performing Groups' Best of 2016 this week. Today's programme includes the BBC Singers in the third annual Breakfast Carol Competition. David Hill conducts the prize-winning entries.

2.00pm

Petroc Trelawny joins BBC Singers and their chief conductor David Hill in their Maida Vale Studios in London for a chance to hear the shortlisted entries from this year's BBC Radio 3 Carol Competition. The works were performed in front of a live audience, including the composers, and there is a chance to hear from the composers about their interpretation and inspiration behind setting the text, "Alleluya! A new work is come on hand"

2.45pm

Verity Sharp presents the rest of the afternoon: James MacMillan's Violin Concerto and Mahler's 1st Symphony with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under Donald Runnicles

James MacMillan: Violin Concerto

Vadim Repin (violin)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles (conductor)

3.15pm

Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles (conductor).

AO301Bbc Singers, Bbc Scottish Symphony Orchestra20161219

Verity Sharp presents the BBC Performing Groups' Best of 2016 this week. Today's programme includes the BBC Singers in the third annual Breakfast Carol Competition. David Hill conducts the prize-winning entries.

2.00pm

Petroc Trelawny joins BBC Singers and their chief conductor David Hill in their Maida Vale Studios in London for a chance to hear the shortlisted entries from this year's BBC Radio 3 Carol Competition. The works were performed in front of a live audience, including the composers, and there is a chance to hear from the composers about their interpretation and inspiration behind setting the text, "Alleluya! A new work is come on hand"

2.45pm

Verity Sharp presents the rest of the afternoon: James MacMillan's Violin Concerto and Mahler's 1st Symphony with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under Donald Runnicles

James MacMillan: Violin Concerto

Vadim Repin (violin)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles (conductor)

3.15pm

Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D

AO30220161220

Verity Sharp presents the BBC Performing Groups' Best of 2016. Today the focus is on the BBC National Orchestra of Wales with performances of music by Respighi, Kodaly, Dutilleux and Szymanowski; ending with Faure's Requiem

2.00pm

Respighi Il Tramonto

Olena Tokar (soprano)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Damian Lorio (conductor)

2.15pm

Kodaly: Hary Janos - suite Op.35a

Otto Tausk (conductor)

2.40pm

Dutilleux: Le Temps l'horloge

Elizabeth Atherton (soprano)

Pascal Rophé (conductor)

2.55pm

Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 2 Op.61

Nicola Benedetti (violin)

Thomas Sondergard (conductor)

3.15pm

Colin Matthews: No man's land

Robin Tritschler (tenor)

Roderick Williams (baritone)

Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

3.40pm

Fauré: Requiem

Fflur Wyn (soprano)

Neal Davies (bass)

BBC National Chorus of Wales

Sian Edwards (Conductor).

AO30220161220

Verity Sharp presents the BBC Performing Groups' Best of 2016. Today the focus is on the BBC National Orchestra of Wales with performances of music by Respighi, Kodaly, Dutilleux and Szymanowski; ending with Faure's Requiem

2.00pm

Respighi Il Tramonto

Olena Tokar (soprano)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Damian Lorio (conductor)

2.15pm

Kodaly: Hary Janos - suite Op.35a

Otto Tausk (conductor)

2.40pm

Dutilleux: Le Temps l'horloge

Elizabeth Atherton (soprano)

Pascal Rophé (conductor)

2.55pm

Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 2 Op.61

Nicola Benedetti (violin)

Thomas Sondergard (conductor)

3.15pm

Colin Matthews: No man's land

Robin Tritschler (tenor)

Roderick Williams (baritone)

Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

3.40pm

Fauré: Requiem

Fflur Wyn (soprano)

Neal Davies (bass)

BBC National Chorus of Wales

Sian Edwards (Conductor).

AO303The Bbc Singers Live20161221

Verity Sharp presents the BBC Performing Groups' Best of 2016. Today's programme includes a live concert of carols and readings for the Winter Solstice from the BBC Singers, presented by Rev Richard Coles from St Paul's Knightsbridge.

2pm - Live from St Paul's Knightsbridge, presented by the Rev Richard Coles

Gabriel Jackson: Nowell sing we

Cecilia McDowall: Annunciation

Fredrik Sixten: There is no rose

Owain Park: Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day

James Burton: O Thoma!

David Bednall: Alleluia from 'Welcome All Wonders'

Cheryl Frances-Hoad: Good Day, Sir Christemas!

Jamie W Hall: Jesus Christ the Apple Tree

Gareth Treseder: The Minstrels

BBC Singers

David Hill (conductor).

AO303The Bbc Singers Live20161221

Verity Sharp presents the BBC Performing Groups' Best of 2016. Today's programme includes a live concert of carols and readings for the Winter Solstice from the BBC Singers, presented by Rev Richard Coles from St Paul's Knightsbridge.

2pm - Live from St Paul's Knightsbridge, presented by the Rev Richard Coles

Gabriel Jackson: Nowell sing we

Cecilia McDowall: Annunciation

Fredrik Sixten: There is no rose

Owain Park: Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day

James Burton: O Thoma!

David Bednall: Alleluia from 'Welcome All Wonders'

Cheryl Frances-Hoad: Good Day, Sir Christemas!

Jamie W Hall: Jesus Christ the Apple Tree

Gareth Treseder: The Minstrels

BBC Singers

David Hill (conductor).

AO30420161223

Verity Sharp rounds off this week of the BBC Performing Groups' Best of 2016 with performances from the BBC Philharmonic, the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Ulster Orchestra in music by Shostakovich, Verdi and Stephen Gardner.

2.00pm

Shostakovich: Symphony no. 7 in C major Op.60 (Leningrad)

BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena (conductor)

3.10pm

Verdi, arr Mackerras: The Lady and the Fool - Ballet

BBC Concert Orchestra

Barry Wordsworth (conductor)

4.00pm

Stephen Gardner: No Prayers Nor Bells

Ulster Orchestra

Andrew Gourlay (conductor).

AO30420161223

Verity Sharp rounds off this week of the BBC Performing Groups' Best of 2016 with performances from the BBC Philharmonic, the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Ulster Orchestra in music by Shostakovich, Verdi and Stephen Gardner.

2.00pm

Shostakovich: Symphony no. 7 in C major Op.60 (Leningrad)

BBC Philharmonic

Juanjo Mena (conductor)

3.10pm

Verdi, arr Mackerras: The Lady and the Fool - Ballet

BBC Concert Orchestra

Barry Wordsworth (conductor)

4.00pm

Stephen Gardner: No Prayers Nor Bells

Ulster Orchestra

Andrew Gourlay (conductor).